Balenciaga Giant 12 Gunmetal City Bags

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Presenting the Balenciaga Giant 12 Gunmetal City Bags for Fall 2016. Balenciaga has finally returned the Giant 12 Gunmetal hardware this Fall, which features burnished metal finish. This hardware was produced back in 2007 for a limited time. Since then, the Giant 12 was only made available in Silver and Gold. But this year, the Gunmetal is back and available for the brand’s iconic City Bags, in all three sizes.

Style & Price

Style

Price

Balenciaga Giant 12 Brass City Bag $1,985.00 (USD)
Balenciaga Giant 12 Brass City S Bag $1,835.00 (USD)
Balenciaga Giant 12 Brass Mini City Bag $1,395.00 (USD)

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Loewe’s Newest Bags for Spring Summer 2017

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Hey peeps! It has been awhile since I last posted something on the blog because well, life caught up with me. Shortly after I got back to Manila, I had to fly out again for a work- related meeting in Hong Kong. And although the trip was short, I was just as tired, not having really recovered yet from jetlag. The worst thing about all that fatigue was, while much of it was attributed to the fact that my body has not adjusted “regular programming,” I have also been suffering from a serious skin allergy condition yet to be cured. I have to get myself checked next week and prep for a blood test to find out what’s causing all the skin aggravation. My skin got 100% worse in Manila. Anyway I shan’t bore you with the gory details, but it has not been easy for me.

Anyway, back to the blog. I am about to get a site revamp in the next few weeks, finally. And that was also the reason why I decided to halt writing. Initially thought of shutting down the blog temporarily but I realized as well that there are still a few of you who come back to this site for reference purposes. So haha, there is still some traffic And thank you for continuing to read what I write or wrote!

One of the few shows I look forward to in Paris is Jonathan Anderson’s for Loewe. Why? Because it is heaven for a bag hag, with all the bags that accompany almost every look. Let me first start off by sharing with you exactly what happened that morning. So I was finally reunited with my dear bro from another life, Simon, and he decided to accompany me that morning to Loewe to shoot street style. We all woke up extra early that morning– 7 am to be in fact, because the venue of Loewe’s show *at the UNESCO headquarters* was quite far from my place. I called for a car on Uber, accepting a surge in price of 2.5x. Oh yes, Uber in Paris with that rate, and during fashion week when it is crazy traffic, can be quite an experience on the wallet I couldn’t seem to find the exact address on the Uber map– I did not bother to look at the invitation, my bad. I recalled it was Place de Fontenay. But only Avenue Fontenay was showing up. So I opted for that, thinking that “Place” met “plaza”, and that it should be within the avenue anyway. According to Uber, it would take at least 20 minutes to get there. Perfect. Because we left at 8:30. The show starts at 9:30am. We would be there quite early.

Halfway through the trip, I looked up from my phone and realized that this was not where we were supposed to be at. I felt that we kept getting farther from the Eiffel Tower. And I remembered the Eiffel Tower looked quite close from the venue. So I asked Simon for the invitation and then I saw it. It was Place de FontenOy. NOT FontenAy! Off By ONE letter! I quickly changed the destination address and the driver stops to tell me that the new address was all the way on the other side of town. We were already in the 11th arrondissement. And the other destination is on the 7th arrondissement. My jaw DROPS. Time check: 8:50am. Driver tells me it will take at least 30 minutes to go around and get to new destination.

I prayed soooooo hard to get to the venue on time. And thank goodness I did! There was a security line to enter the UNESCO complex, but it was apparently super long much earlier. So thank goodness it was already short by the time I got there. Within minutes, I was happily comfortable in my seat as the show began. While JWA delivered quite possibly one of the most sophisticated collection in Paris when it came to clothes, it was his accessories collection that stole the show. The Hammock and the Puzzle were still scene- stealers with new designs and materials (modern cheeky and traditional classy), with even one piece that highlighted craftsmanship.

Hammock bag:

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In woven textile. Did you notice the pink knotted shoulder strap?

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This woven Hammock was exquisite! I did not see this bag at the showroom and am hoping this will still go into commercial production. This was a very special bag.

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A beautiful day with perfect blue skies for the Puzzle Bag,  Spring Summer 2017

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The Barcelona makes its presence felt with these new leather strips stitched in and designed into the body of the bag:

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The same leather stitched- in concept was applied to the new 2017  Canoe bags:

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And yay, JWA introduces more new bags, and this one is called the Zipper bag. This is a very classic shape, is easy to carry, and is a clear winner.

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I also love this Cushion bag because of its slouchiness. It looks buttery soft! And I reckon this will make a perfect travel companion on the plane too!

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JWA also introduced new shoulder straps for the coming season to complement most of the bags in the label’s lineup.

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I find JWA’s design principles fascinating– every single piece from the bag collection seems to have been given a lot of thought before it was manufactured. My love for the Puzzle bag continues, and now the Hammock also won me over. I won’t be surprised if I succumb to a Barcelona, or a Zipper, or that Cushion soon

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Louis Vuitton Race Bags

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Louis Vuitton Race Speedy Bag

$2,510 VIA LOUIS VUITTON

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HOW MANY HERMES KELLY BAGS

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As Hermes points out, the Hermes Kelly Bag is a rare a precious thing. Every designer bag has a name, but not all of them have a long interesting history. And the longer the history, the more the bag has gone through and the more story to tell.

The princess of Monaco, Grace, fell in love with the design of the Hermes Kelly Bag. She asked for half a dozen of the bags in various colors. Of course today, the Kelly Bag has become more sophisticated and there are many more choices besides the color. So it’s up to you to choose the right one. But here is a catch…

It’s not easy to get a Hermes Kelly Bag, everyone desire to own one. Even if you have the cash, you need to be put on the waiting list. But there are also times when you travel, visit the Hermes boutique and the Sales Associates surprise you with one Kelly Bag from the back.

Now you have a challenge face, are you willing to accept this Kelly Bag, even if they only have one color and it’s the one you don’t like? Or they introduce a Kelly with tassels, but you want the original one in orange, so what do you do?

Now, on this posts we will be introducing some designs so you can choose in prior what you want and what you don’t want. It’s easy to buy, but it’s hard to get rid of buyer’s remorse. So here we go:

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Céline’s Spring 2017 Bags are Here, and We Have More than 90 Photos and Prices!

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CHANEL DISCONTINUED BAGS

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This post can go in two ways; either it’s going to be the saddest story or the best story ever. Now why sad, you ask? Well, all of these bags are gorgeous and considered one of the best ‘Classics’, they were affordable but discontinued.

Now why the best story ever; well, if you are one of those Chanel-Obsessed or Newbie-Collector, you might want to use this as a cheat sheet. You see, these bags will always be remembered, so they are the perfect collector items to hunt for. Although you can’t find them anymore at the Chanel boutiques, but you might be able to catch one in the consignment stores.

The purpose of this post is to tell you the story of these classic bags. Each one of them has their own fairytale. So, one two three, are you ready?

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Chanel East West Flap Bag

The Chanel East West Flap Bag was the twin sister of the Chanel Classic Flap Bag. They were both inseparable, until one day, Chanel decided to set them apart.

Chanel fanatics that couldn’t afford the Chanel Classic Flap Bag turned over to the Chanel East West Flap Bag because it was much cheaper. But less expensive doesn’t mean that the quality is bad, in fact the material was great as well as the craftsmanship.

Of course, the Chanel Classic Flap Bag was much more popular, but the Chanel East West Flap Bag didn’t care. She was already grateful for all the love she received.

The Chanel East West Flap Bag was discontinued in 2010, the latest price recorded was $2300 USD.

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Chanel Kelly Bag

Yes its true, Chanel has a bag called the ‘Kelly Bag’. Now I know what you’re thinking, the Hermes Kelly Bag right? This is also what fashion-ladies were gossiping about at that time. However this bag was quite famous and everyone loved it.

In 2007, Chanel slowly discontinued the larger size first and the years after, this bag was no longer available.

The Chanel Kelly Bag was discontinued in 2010, the latest recorded price was $1450 USD for the small size and $1595 USD for the large size.

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Chanel Cambon Tote Bag

The Chanel Cambon Tote Bag was one of the four top-stars. The other three were the Chanel Mediallion Tote Bag, the Chanel Petite Shopping Tote Bag and the Chanel Grand Shopping Tote Bag.

Not everyone was fond of the Cambon Tote Bag because there were other choices. But the price was reasonable and the quality was all right. The design is timeless with a beautiful large CC logo on the side and we adore the quilting.

The exact reason for discontinuing the Cambon Bag was not shared but some people say that there were too many knock-offs, which is actually true. When the Chanel Cambon Tote Bag existed, replicators were copying like there was no tomorrow.

The Chanel Cambon Tote Bag was discontinued around 2012. The latest price recorded was $3260 SGD for the large size.

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Chanel Mediallion Tote Bag

All the ladies said: ‘When Chanel Mediallion Tote Bag was discontinued, my heart sank.’ So sad, because this bag was one of the most popular choices back then. You can compare its fame like the iconic Boy Chanel Quilted Flap Bag today – you know it exists but every boutique keeps telling you its OUT-OF-STOCK.

The Chanel Mediallion Tote Bag is cute and features a large CC print on the front. A Mediallion with Chanel signature was attached on the zipper. However, the bag was not made to carry heavy essentials and it was not made to carry much. But it was the perfect everyday bag and one to be proud of. The Chanel Mediallion Tote Bag was also one of the few Chanel bags that were made 100% from leather, the inside as well as outside.

The Chanel Mediallion Tote Bag was discontinued around 2012, the latest price recorded was $2400 USD.

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Chanel Petite Timeless Tote Bag (PTT)

Life became much bitter, because many people felt like Chanel was taking everything we love away from us, one by one, very much like torturing. Here’s a comment from a Chanel lover: ‘I walked into the Chanel store at Dubai and asked for the PTT. The SA said, the PTT has been discontinued. I got the shock of my life’.

The Chanel Petite Shopping Tote Bag style code was discontinued in December 2012, the latest recorded price was $2750 USD, €1660 euro.

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Chanel Petite Shopping Tote Bag (PST)

After the PTT recession, came the PST depression. Because many classic tote bags were already discontinued, a huge crowd jumped over to the Chanel Petite Shopping Bag. But then the news hit: ‘The PST is discontinued’, heartbreaks followed and the classic tote options were shrinking.

The latest information we got was that the PST is removed from the Classic Collection and there might be a chance that they will bring the PST back in the future as a seasonal bag.

The news about discontinuing the PST came in the late 2012/beginning 2013. But some stores were still stocking them until around 2014/2015 (or not stocking them, just available because they have some left in the back). As per today, this bag is really discontinued, so no more false hopes.

The Chanel Petite Shopping Tote Bag was discontinued in the late 2013/beginning 2013, the latest price recorded was $2200 USD, €1500 euro.

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Chanel Grand Shopping Tote Bag (GST)

The Chanel Grand Shopping Tote Bag was the final blow. The SA’s were sharing their customers about this devastating news in 2015 – ‘the GST is about to be discontinued’.

Chanel fans were keeping each other up-to-date at Bragmybag. All the shoppers around the world were panicking and trying to find the last few pieces left.

The Chanel Grand Shopping Tote Bag was discontinued in 2015, the latest recoded price was $2900 USD.

Oh yes, just like the PST, some people say that the GST will return, but not as a Seasonal Bag.

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